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FOX News
May 3, 2014 10:00am PDT
, particularly in odessa. having said that, we also know that president obama and german chancellor angela merkel met earlier this week. they talked about increasing sanctions, toughening those sanctions. but sir, will it be tough enough to stop vladimir putin from moving ahead with his game plan? >> well, there's no evidence that they reached any agreement on the specifics of tougher sanctions, and certainly the europeans' economic dependence on russian energy supplies and their economic relationships with russia, especially countries like germany, make it hard for them to accept tougher economic sanctions. but this is where you need american leadership. the fact is that what putin has succeeded in doing is using military force to change international boundaries on the continent of europe. and if the europeans don't realize it, that puts them in considerable jeopardy. the european union is still on very shaky foundations when it comes to the monetary union, political tensions are rising. and putin is taking advantage of them. i think this is a very bad time for the western alliances. >> right. a
FOX News
Apr 26, 2014 3:00pm PDT
late tuesday and later in the week will be meeting with merkel, the german chancellor who has been key to the diplomacy. the ukraine situation following him here to asia but will also be front and center when he gets back to washington. >> thank you very much. >> more on the crisis in ukraine which shows no signs of easing. pro-russian separatists are holding a group of observers and accusing them of being spies. he is asking them to try to take steps to free the observers. meanwhile, those sanctions could be slapped on moscow in a couple of days all in an attempt to try to slow down vladimir putin but the 30,000 russian troops are posed on the ukrainian border. >> reporter: all signs in this crisis are digging in and doubling down. the russian separatists are willing to train the international observers they are holding hostage for prisoners from the ukrainian government. the egovernment says they're holding them as human shields. they have not moved in they say due in large part to their fear of heavy civilian causalities if they have to fight house to house by the well armed russian
FOX News
Apr 26, 2014 1:30pm PDT
. that from republican john mccain. the big question is going to be whether european allies like angela merkel, the german chancellor, they say they're mathewing forward with their own sanctions. but they've said it before and they weren't tough sanctions. so the president when he gets back to washington tuesday night, within a couple of days, he'll be sitting down at the white house with merkel who will be in washington. ukraine, front and center here in asia and will be as soon as he gets back to washington. >> angela merkel, very much a key player there. ed, thank you very much for that report. we'll tell you more about the growing crisis in ukraine. the u.s. and other world powers standing together vowing to impose new sanctions on russia and its supporters in eastern ukraine, possibly as ed henry reported as soon as monday. this as secretary of state john kerry is urging his russian counterpart to help support an effort to free a group of military observers being held by pro-russian separatists in ukraine. leland is donetsk with more. >> it's been more than 24 hours since those internatio
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